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12 Years a Slave, Lawyers for Justice, Conservative Judaism Centennial
October 18, 2013
12 Years a Slave, Lawyers for Justice, Conservative Judaism Centennial
Complex relationships between slaves, slaveowners, abolitionists, and religion in the new movie "12 Years a Slave"; a lawyer works to make justice accessible for all in Southeast Asia; and the challenges facing Conservative Judaism on its 100th anniversary
October 18, 2013
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12 Years a Slave
October 18, 2013
12 Years a Slave
A movie based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free man who was kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery, portrays the complex relationships between slaves, slaveowners, abolitionists, and religion.
October 18, 2013
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12 Years a Slave: Steve McQueen and Chiwetel Ejiofor Extended Interviews
October 18, 2013
12 Years a Slave: Steve McQueen and Chiwetel Ejiofor Extended Interviews
"It's about remembering and never forgetting and understanding from the past and embracing your past in order to go forward into the future."
October 18, 2013
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Yolanda Pierce Extended Interview
October 18, 2013
Yolanda Pierce Extended Interview
Watch excerpts from our interview with Yolanda Pierce, associate professor of African-American religion and literature at Princeton Theological Seminary, as she talks about the new movie "12 Years a Slave" and about Christianity and slavery in America.
October 18, 2013
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Lawyers for Justice
October 18, 2013
Lawyers for Justice
Bruce Lasky, founder of Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia, is setting up legal clinics and instilling in Asian law students the moral obligation to help the poor.
October 18, 2013
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Conservative Judaism Centennial
October 18, 2013
Conservative Judaism Centennial
As it celebrates its 100th anniversary, one of the main branches of Judaism faces challenges as membership declines and leaders look for ways to expand outreach, especially to younger Jews.
October 18, 2013
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Solitary Confinement, James Lee Burke, Children’s Hajj
October 11, 2013
Solitary Confinement, James Lee Burke, Children’s Hajj
Ethical challenges raised by long-term isolation of inmates; Catholic writer James Lee Burke on moral and biblical themes and influences in his best-selling crime novels; and a mock pilgrimage that teaches Muslim American children about the rituals of the hajj.
October 11, 2013
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James Lee Burke
October 11, 2013
James Lee Burke
“A Franciscan told me once, ‘Don’t keep track of the score. The score will take care of itself.’” Writer James Lee Burke’s best-selling crime novels are full of biblical imagery, messianic language, the influences of his Roman Catholic boyhood, and a longing for redemption.
October 11, 2013
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Children’s Hajj
October 11, 2013
Children’s Hajj
At Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, Muslim children sit in tents, pray, throw stones, and make seven circuits around a replica of the Ka'ba as part of a mock Hajj, the traditional pilgrimage to Mecca.
October 11, 2013
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The Francis Factor, Supreme Court and Prayer, Pakistan Polio Campaign
October 4, 2013
The Francis Factor, Supreme Court and Prayer, Pakistan Polio Campaign
A Georgetown University panel discussion examining the influence of Pope Francis; a Supreme Court case over prayers at public government meetings; and the challenges hindering efforts to eradicate polio in Pakistan.
October 4, 2013
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The Francis Factor
October 4, 2013
The Francis Factor
Watch excerpts from a panel discussion at Georgetown University examining the influence of Pope Francis' leadership on American public life six months after his election.
October 4, 2013
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Supreme Court and Prayer at Government Meetings
October 4, 2013
Supreme Court and Prayer at Government Meetings
"For the protection of government as well as for the protection of religion, they need to be separate. I think when government gets involved in religion, it corrupts religion, and I think when religion gets involved with government, it can corrupt government," says plaintiff Susan Galloway.
October 4, 2013
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